Friday, April 16, 2010
Arachnid... Surfing the Web
Arachnid: 7 out of 10: Maybe it's the puppets that I liked. It is nice to see a movie made in the 21st century that does not use horrible shiny CGI for its creatures. (It does use horrible shiny CGI for its alien spaceships.) Arachnid is all the better for its retro monster.
This is a true six-pack toke them if you got them B movie. Arachnid is a European production with decent location shooting, an international cast (half-horrible and unintelligibly dubbed), and a real B movie budget unlike those $10 Z movie digital camcorder pretenders.
It is all off course a bit predictable. (If you cannot figure out two of the survivors at the end turn in your monster movie-watching card now.) In addition, despite a lot of fodder (always a good sign) to many deaths seem off screen or at least over a little quickly. The movie also could have used some gratuitous nudity (If young thing Alex Reid was not willing at least allow Spanish star Neus Asensi to release those puppies as she has done in the past.)
Those quibbles aside, I could not help but cheer when the puppeteers took the Volkswagen sized spider out for the spin in the second half of the movie. Of course you enjoyment may depend on what you consumed during the first half.
Alex Reid strips to a white bra in Arachnid
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